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Road Improvements (Suffolk)

Volume 447: debated on Thursday 15 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much central Government funding has been allocated to (a) Suffolk county council and (b) each local authority for road improvements in each year since 1997. (75383)

The information is as follows:

(a) The following table shows the funding allocated to Suffolk county council in the local transport capital settlements between 1997-98 and 2005-06. The integrated transport block allocations are available for local authorities to use on road and public transport improvements, according to their local priorities.

Suffolk county council

£000

Nature of funding

1997-98

1998-99

1999-2000

2000-01

2001-02

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

Highways Capital Maintenance

4,472

13,467

11 ,808

12,316

14,485

15,274

Integrated Transport

4,000

7,500

8,150

8,250

7,745

7,350

Total allocation

4,939

4,636

5,554

8,472

20,967

19,958

20,566

22,230

22,624

In addition Suffolk county council is receiving £30.5 million for the South Lowestoft Relief Road that will remove the major traffic flows from the old A12 allowing significant bus, safety and environmental improvements.

(b) Information relating to central funding for each local authority for road improvements since 1997 was placed in the Libraries of the House on 18 January 2006 and is also available on the DFT website.